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Tag: Saint Nicholas Greek Festival


It’s Greek To Me is on the move – same gyros, just across the street

You won’t have to eat in your car anymore – unless you want to. It’s Greek To Me will move later this year across the street to a location that will have a single digit address change – 1702 Sixth Ave. The new space will triple the dining room of the tiny drive-up stand Jim Wick has operated on the edge of the Sixth Avenue business district for more than 20 years. Read more »


Reek of Greek: Taverna style eating this Saturday

This Saturday May 22 is the Greek Taverna — the smaller spring version of the fall Saint Nicholas Greek Festival – the annual event featuring three days of grazing on Greek nibbles at the Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. The Greek Taverna is an abbreviated one-day version featuring Greek food, dancing and a lot more at the Tacoma church.

Last October, we bit into the festival and wrote a guide for navigating the event. Read the entire review and guide here from last October’s event.

Our picks from last fall’s festival and on the menu again for the

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Greek food festival starts Friday

If you can't make it to the Greek Festival this weekend, you can find Greek coffee at Opa! on Sixth Avenue. Click "more" below for  recipes and links about Greek coffee.

Sign me up for gyros, baklava and Greek coffee. I’ll be dining around at the 47th annual Greek Festival this weekend at the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Tacoma. The festival begins tomorrow (Oct. 2) and continues through Sunday. Last year’s event yielded myriad selections of Greek classics – all delicious, and all inexpensive – but I really am looking forward to a cup of Greek coffee. Last year, they served tiny cups of the classic Greek coffee at the pastries/dessert booth. If you’ve never had Greek coffee, it’s ridiculously strong coffee sweetened to the tenth degree. It’s rich and thick and burly enough to kick you into next weekend (and great for hangovers). If you’ll miss the Greek festival this weekend, you can find Greek coffee at Opa! on Sixth, where the coffee is served in a traditional long-handled briki (pictured above). Click “more” for recipes and details about the Greek Festival, and to read more about Opa’s Greek coffee.

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